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12 Employer Benefits of Cross-Training

By Bridget McCrea

In Cross Training – Value in Today’s Environment, the Society for Human Resource Management says employers like cross-training because it:

  1. Creates a more flexible and versatile workforce
  2. Enables organizations to reduce the number of different jobs and hence reduce work jurisdiction
  3. Prevents stagnation
  4. Improves productivity
  5. Allows for effective succession planning
  6. Leads to better coordination and teamwork
  7. Motivates the workforce and instills commitment
  8. Enables employees to understand organizational goals and objectives
  9. Supports implementation of family-friendly policies
  10. Increases retention and avoids recruiting costs
  11. Increases organization marketability and supports recruiting initiatives
  12. Helps create a learning organization

Editor’s note: Read the first part of this blog, The Value of Cross-Training Employees .

McCrea is a Florida-based writer who covers business, industrial, and educational topics for a variety of magazines and journals. You can reach her at bridgetmc@earthlink.net or visit her website at www.expertghostwriter.net.

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